Airport operator Aena will implement a new DIMETRA X Core TETRA digital radio system and deploy more than 1,600 TETRA radio terminals from Motorola Solutions at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, starting from 2020.

The DIMETRA X Core system will connect users at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport and enable mission-critical communications across the entire site. The system will be used by airline staff, ramp agents, baggage handlers and service personnel to help increase travellers’ safety as well as the efficiency of ground operations.

“Our DIMETRA X Core technology is an ideal solution for updating and expanding existing TETRA infrastructure at crucial hubs and transfer points like airports,” said Michael Kaae, regional vice president Europe at Motorola Solutions. “With the system, we refresh and expand the coverage of the installed equipment and ensure that Aena has a leading, powerful technology at its disposal to meet latest requirements far into the future, including software for air navigation and latest cyber security standards.”

Motorola Solutions’ TETRA infrastructure has been used by the Spanish airports of Ibiza, Malaga-Costa del Sol and Alicante-Elche, since 2018. The company’s two-way radio communications systems are also deployed across the Mediterranean airports of Aktion, Chania, Kavala, Corfu, Kos, Mytilene, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thessaloniki and Zakynthos.

Author: Sam Fenwick